Berrigan Shire Council will spend $15,000 rebuilding the retaining wall on the Tocumwal Foreshore.January 4, 2013 4:06am
It is on top of the almost $35,000 already budgeted for erosion control works in the area.
In a report to council, director of technical services Fred Exton said the new retaining wall is sorely needed because of damaged caused during the rehabilitation of the area.
‘‘Since the application for and approval of the Better Boating Program grant there has been substantial tree removal in the area adjacent to the boat ramp for risk management purposes,’’ he said.
‘‘During this work there was significant damage caused to the retaining wall and this needs to be repaired to make the area safe.’’
Mr Exton has recommended, however, that the wall be re-built using a new material.
‘‘It is considered that a better alternative would be to construct a new retaining wall from bags manufactured from heavy duty geofabric, filled with sand and stacked in front of the existing retaining wall.
‘‘The estimated life of such bags is, conservatively, put at 20 years.
‘‘The Foreshore Committee supports this type of structure as it will be a continuation of the erosion control works that are to be carried out using the same bags.’’
Victorian Mental Health Minister Martin Foley says Shepparton community groups can access cash to fight the scourge of ice.
Local football talent Dan Howe played well in his first game for reigning AFL premiership club Hawthorn last Thursday night.
A mighty cheer may soon be heard down Merrigum way; the town has officially saved its post office.
John Stephens does not mind standing in the middle of the road in downtown Rochester if it means he can express his art.
Elusive small man re-signs with club
A Seymour group is calling for aphasia sufferers in the Goulburn Valley to join its choir.
The NSW Government has made a significant funding announcement to expand the health service in Tocumwal.
Heathcote RSL Sub-branch is proposing some changes and additions to the honour boards in the foyer of the RSL hall in Heathcote.
Start your engines — the annual Cobram Lawn Mower Races is back on this Sunday at Scott’s Reserve, with lots on offer to keep you busy during the long weekend.
With their match against Finley all but sewn up, the Deniliquin Rhinos will look to tighten up their batting game ahead of next week's semi-final.
Fruit Growers Victoria plans to give fruit growers in Victoria more on-farm support as a result of its organisational restructure.
This photograph of a young man in cade army uniform was taken by Benalla-based photographer John Howship. Does anyone know who it might be?
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.